Diaspora Europe Digital: Ferenc Snétberger – Solo Guitar Improvisations

Video of the concert available here for free from 27.01.21, 11:00 am until 31.01.2021, 10:00 pm

Jazz guitarist Ferenc Snétberger is known worldwide for his extraordinary art of improvisation. His compositions range from Hungarian gypsy jazz to Spanish flamenco, from classical guitar to jazzy episodes. He has recorded numerous albums and toured Europe, as well as Japan, Korea, India and the United States. He has performed his concert for guitar and orchestra, “In Memory of My People”, with chamber orchestras in Hungary, Italy and Germany, and on the occasion of International Holocaust Memorial Day at UN Headquarters in New York.

On the occasion of the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of National Socialism Volksbühne’s Diaspora Europe Festival invites Sinti, Roma and Jewish communities to take a stand, presenting their own perspectives and narratives for Europe. The programme encapsulates diverse forms and practices developed by Jewish and Roma/Sinti public figures, scholars, artists, performers and citizens to contemplate and employ ideas to create a mutually accessible, translatable and inspirational European culture inviting active participation and engagement.

The invited artists and contributors of Diaspora Europe contemplate their own memories, identities, locations, opinions and reflections of living together in Europe, affirming a kaleidoscopic programme presenting a multitude of positions. The complete programme embraces intimate and public discussions, exhibitions, performances, and music concerts, all sharing Jewish and Roma/Sinti European history and creativity, and revealing the connectedness of our European contemporary reality as a form of constant adaptation, alignment, re-invention and belonging. The aim here is to articulate intersections of common experiences and to enter into a dialogue with the audience with a common voice in diversity.

The Roma components of the Festival were curated by ERIAC in the framework of the German Presidency of the Council of Europe.